Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to take the role of an insurgent fighter with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,886 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 15, 2009

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April 2

New Wrecking Crew Map added!

Hello,

As promised we just pushed an update that adds the maps Stratosphere, Invasion and Nordic Bonus to the Wrecking Crew mode.

As a small teaser here is some footage from the Nordic Bonus map:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpYs6rC8gfA

Cheers!

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March 17

New Wrecking Crew Maps coming soon!

Hello,

As promised we have a small present after the free weekend:
We are adding the maps Stratosphere, Invasion and Nordic Bonus to the Wrecking Crew mode in the next days.

As a small teaser here is some footage from the Nordic Bonus map:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpYs6rC8gfA

Cheers!

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Reviews

“If you haven't already picked up this surprise summer hit for console, the PC version offers enough content at an excellent price to make this a purchase you definitely won't regret.”
10/10 – 1UP

“If there's one thing Guerrilla has plenty of, it's content.”
10/10 – GamePro

“This third-person action game is a great open-world adventure for anyone with an appetite for destruction.”
8.5/10 – GameSpot

STEAM EDITION AVAILABLE NOW


Steam Edition Feature Highlights:

  • Added Steam Trading Cards
  • DirectX 11 Render Backend instead of DirectX 10 (DirectX 9 still available as fall back)
  • Added Wrecking Crew maps: RUINS, REPURCUSSION, IMPERIAL, EXPANSION, FROST, ABANDONED
  • Added Behemoth Mode
  • Matchmaking and Multiplayer via Steamworks
  • Added Host Migration functionality
  • Added Join in Progress functionality to join matches that are already started
  • No Games for Windows Live sign-in required
  • Leaderboards via Steam
  • Voice Chat via Steam
  • Achievements via Steam
  • At first launch the game attempts to migrate savegames from GFWL to the new system
  • Added Russian, Polish and Czech Localization


Misc Changes:
  • Added Achievements to DLC content
  • Fixed camera speed in vehicles
  • Steam offline mode enabled
  • Removed XP limitation for all multiplayer game modes.
  • Added voice chat "push to talk" option. It's enabled by default and it can be changed in the audio options. It's binded to key "Z" by default.
  • Added "Join chat" in matchmaking lobby. When using this option you will be joining RFG chat root
  • Changed minimum player number for Siege and Large Mixer to 6
  • Fixed mouse acceleration when driving walkers
  • Added ability to view Steam Gamer profile in leaderboards and in-game scoreboard
  • The time limit between lobby disconnects is doubled
  • Minimum players required to start the team game is four and for normal game it's three.
  • Removed Aim Assist in Multiplayer
  • Various Stability improvements

About This Game


Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to take the role of an insurgent fighter with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force. Red Faction: Guerrilla re-defines the limits of destruction-based game-play with a huge open-world, fast-paced guerrilla-style combat, and true physics-based destruction.

Key features


  • Open World Guerrilla Warfare — You decide who, when, where and how to battle. Utilize guerrilla tactics, improvised weaponry, and modified vehicles to lead insurgent attacks on EDF targets. Launch attacks based on your own gameplay style, take on missions in any order you choose, or engage in destructive activities to weaken the EDF's grip on Mars.
  • Strategic Destruction — Use destruction to your tactical advantage, setting ambushes or chain reaction explosions to attack enemy strongholds and permanently modify the game environment. Leverage fully-dynamic physics-based destruction to improvise on the fly: blow holes in a wall or floor to set an ambush or escape, take out a staircase to stop your pursuers, or drive vehicles through blown out walls.
  • Evolving & Emergent Gameplay — Carve your path through an ever changing landscape as you improvise your combat tactics - mixing gameplay styles, vehicles, weapons and explosives to defeat the EDF.
  • Epic Sci-Fi Setting — Explore the huge, unforgiving Martian landscape, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos; then tear through the fully destructible open-world environments swarming with EDF forces, Red Faction resistance fighters, and the downtrodden settlers caught in the cross-fire.
  • Multiplayer Combat — There is no place to hide when you put your guerrilla warfare skills to the test in a variety of highly destructive multiplayer combat modes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista®/XP/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB 3D Video Card w/Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 7600/ATI Radeon X1300)
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard drive space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8 for DirectX® 11
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB 3D Video Card w/Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 8800/ATI Radeon HD3850)
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard drive space
Helpful customer reviews
217 of 226 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
128.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Steamworks is here, the great tyrant GFWL is dead and gone! A round of applause is in order for Nordic Games for reviving this wonderful game. Now, on with the review.

Red Faction: Guerrilla is an insanely fun game, let's get that out of the way right now. The open world nature combined with the destructable nature of almost every structure in the game makes for one of the most enjoyable, destructive romps you'll ever have in a game. While you play through the story mode you'll have a wealth of options for how to deal with objectives, many of which involve the destruction of key buildings. Perhaps you'd like to get up close and personal with your hammer, maybe you'd rather hop in a truck and send it flying through the side of a building or you might just hail it with rockets from afar, all of which are perfectly viable options.

Even if you don't wish to go through the campaign it's likely you'll find enjoyment in one of the two other gametypes:

Wrecking Crew - A Solo or Local co-op gamemode with leaderboard integration where you seek to do as much damage to the buildings in a give map with different caveats depending on the mode which are:
  • Total Chaos - Doing as much damge as possible in one minute with unlimited ammo.
  • Behemoth - Using one of three Walker (mech) types to do as much damage as possible in a limited time.
  • Challange - Completing level-specific challanges.
  • Escalation - You have a limited amount of time and ammo, each round both increase.
  • Barrel Dash - Destroying as many explosive barrels as you can within the time limit.
  • Rampage - Deal as much damage as possible with a three minute timelimit, each shot or swing of your weapon takes a set amount of time away.

Internet Game - Go head-to-head with other players in a variet of gamemodes, such as:
  • Anarchy / Team Anarchy - Your basic Deathmatch mode.
  • Bagman / Team Bagman - Hold the bag and gain points.
  • Capture the flag - Exactly what it says on the tin.
  • Siege - Defend / Attack gamemode where the key is to destroy specific structures.
  • Damage Control - Fight to capture the three points.
  • Demolition - Protect the Destroyer, the only person who can damage buildings as they go around and destroy as much as they can.

TL:DR -
The Pros
  • New Direct X11 support, improved stability, better experience over all thanks to Nordic.
  • New steamwork intergration, including Matchmaking and achievements.
  • Strong openworld campaign with plenty to keep you busy.
  • A host of other activities beyond the campaign that provide many hours of fun.
  • You can load up a truck with remote mines, send it flying into the side of a building and then detonate it. Awesome.

The Cons
  • Known technical issues, check the forums and such to see if it'll have any issues with your setup. Many of these are being fixed by Nordic currently, it would seem. Still, it's good to make sure.
  • While the campaign is fun and story is perfectly acceptable, anyone looking for a great narrative might find it lacking.
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159 of 173 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
I know it does not make much sense to review a title that's already older than your grandma but i HAD to say this:

YOU CAN FINISH THE WHOLE GAME BY DESTROYING EVERYTHING WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER!

How can this not be an awesome game?!

I can wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone working in the retail or having to deal with customers one way or the other. Had another dumb one? GO SMASH A HOUSE TO PIECES! Aaaahhh...how relaxing.

Again supported an apple-fangirl that is too observationally challenged to get a stupid blackberry to phone someone? GO SMASH A COMPLETE TOWN INTO TINY PIECES! Aaahhhh...that's it!

Have to install this at work too!
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125 of 148 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
There was a building. I hit it with my hammer. Now there is no building.
There was a guy. I hit him with my hammer. Now there is no guy.

10/10, you can hammer buildings and guys.
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71 of 82 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Finishe Red Faction: Guerrilla on Casual difficulty, took me around 10-12 hours, and I unlocked 13 out of 50 achievements.

A damn good game, while the story doesn't do much to inspire a whole lot of interest, the gameplay and destruction carry the game and make it into something special, it embodies everyones desire to blow things up and cause mayhem, while watching the thing you destroyed crumble infront of you in a surprisingly realistic way. With the recent Steamworks patch, there's no greater time to jump into Red Faction: Guerrilla and have a fun, destructive, albiet slightly bare gameplay experience.

+Destruction, destruction, destruction
+Gameplay is enhanced by the need to think strategically about how to approach a situation with the games destruction engine
+Cool and unique weapons, that enhance the destruction
+Did I say the destruction was awesome? Because it is, by far the star of the game

-Story is typical sci-fi, rebellion, unneccesary love interest stuff you see in every made for TV SyFy movie
-Enemies can be annoying to fight, sometimes you just want to drive around and hit stuff with a hammer without a squad of EDF goons shooting at you.
-Kind of flat in the open world department, it has side stuff, but nothing super intersing and the world seems built just to be blow up, with weird empty archtecture and barren areas with little to no civilians.

Overall it's a great game that deserves and play just for the fun of the destruction and the many ways you can lay waste to Mars.

8 out of 10
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60 of 71 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Brilliant stress reliever. Got problems with Hauser, a rogue agent who thinks he is someone else called "Quaid" screwing up your plans? Smash down some buildings with a hammer. Richter suddenly deciding he can think for himself? Smash stuff down with a hammer? Some little mutant freak stiring up trouble? Smash stuff with a hammer. Now that the foul Games for Windows Live has been purged things just get better and better :)

Of course, I, Vilos Cohaagen do not approve of smashing anything on Mars with a hammer. Especially not my god damn Turbinium mines, but those Earth Defence Force are nothing but trouble and not at all like my enlightened administration.

Of course this game does indulge in fantasy. Air on Mars? Ha! As if!

Vilos Cohaagen

Office of the Mars Colonial Administrator.
Thought for the day: "Every move you make. Every breath you take. I'll be billing you."
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57 of 68 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
If it exists, you can destroy it.
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42 of 46 people (91%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
"Red Faction: Guerilla" is just a never-aging third person-jewel in gaming, especially for people who love destruction in its very core. The port to PC itself is not that bad: You can still configurate everything you need to play it properly with keyboard & mouse or your gamepad.
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
A true physics masterpiece, practically every piece of every building is destructible. The game boasts a huge open world scattered with vehicles, buildings, fortresses, and many other objects all which can be completely destroyed! Pair the excellent story and uinque setting, Red Faction Guerilla is a must-buy game!

10/10, would flatten the entire world again
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
200.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
highly overlooked arena-esque multiplayer that nobody plays.
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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
It is awesome. Think about it as GTA on Mars. You are free to roam and pick the missions. Aaaaand the best thing is the DESTRUCTION! Yeah, you can destroy every single building in the game!

Every.
Single.
Buidling.
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
The old game was already a lot of fun with the whole destructible enviroment thing. There's just something about smashing the whole place up with a sledgehammer. Or crashing it down with 'splozions.

Now that the game's patched up to a Steam Edition, it's great.
Better graphics settings, and the keyboard&mouse controls have improved a LOT compared to the old version. And obviously they've gotten rid of GFWL.

I do get the impression they did make the game easier... Normal mode seems a bit more casual this time around. And I seem to be missing a few of the more annoying missions.
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66 of 94 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
10/10 Because no more Games for Windows LIVE.
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45 of 62 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Blow Stuff Up Simulator 2014
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
GTA on Mars? Well, it may be a little too far-fetched, but it still is true. You have this HUGE map with tons of missions and tons of DESTRUCTIBLE buildings. And the game wants you to cause mayhem and destruction. No mission can be completed without wreaking havoc!

The story is mediocre at best: you play a guy called Mason whose brother has just died. He takes up his role working for the guerrilla, a rebellious group that aims to rid Mars of the oppressive government called EDF. There are some nice cutscenes telling the story but the 20 main missions are not sufficient to make it a great story.

On the other hand: Who cares? The story is just an excuse to destroy everything in your path. As you make progress further areas open up in front of you with the same goal: you must liberate them. Every sector has a morale meter that increases as you complete missions. Higher morale means more assistance from guerrilla members while fighting. Main missions that advance the story can be accessed, too, with the exception of the last one. This particular mission to liberate the sector requires you to decrease enemy morale. Naturally, helping the rebels causes the bad guys lose morale.

Do you like collectibles in games? Well, Red Faction has destructibles. You can prove your worth by looking for high value EDF buildings, piles of ore, propaganda signs and practically anything else that belongs to Mars' evil faction. Side missions are also many and varied as one would expect: you can catch couriers, protect allied areas, take vehicles to safe locations or - and this is my favourite - ride shotgun with Jenkins. The guy drives but you are manning the gun: just shoot at everything that belongs to EDF - buildings, vehicles and anything that increases the counter on the upper right-hand side of the screen telling you how much damage you have caused. Once you have reached 1 billion credits another achievement pops up.

I like how varied the environment is. You would think the entire game swims in brownish-reddish colours. No! New sectors have a newer, more different look. Oasis has green areas with fewer but bigger buildings telling you this is where the upper class of Mars lives. The Badlands have a more evil look with the presence of the mysterious marauders - you can clearly see this is an homage to Mad Max!

A good way to encourage the player to cause destruction is the currency introduced: every collapsed building leaves scrap metal. These shiny, light blue pieces of salvage can then be used to buy newer weapons or upgrade the existing ones.

I understand the Steam Edition of the game has a lot of new features. This is certainly a plus - I played this well after it finally ditched the awful GFWL service. It is a good thing that more and more games do the same!

To summarise: Red Faction is a game about destruction. There's nothing more satisfying than leaving the office after a long and hard day and using Mason's sledgehammer to off some Martian bad guys or to destroy a tower. And if you truly want to destroy everything dozens of hours of fun is guaranteed!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
GTA on mars.
"give me your car"
"okay, mason. this better be for a good reason"
10/10
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
After playing this for a few minutes, this is a must have steam game in your library. The world of mars is beautiful, and opened world as well so you can explore various places and take in every little detail. While also blowing stuff up and taking cool screenshots at the sametime.

The opening sequence of the game doesn't sugarcoat it and it gives you the plot right then and there. You are Alec Mason trying to start a new life on Mars when your brother was killed by the EDF, soon you find yourself in the "Red Faction" group and your main objective is to liberate mars from those evil ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s.

There is just so much playtime in this game, and the game runs smoothly and the game's controls are easy to navigate requiring no rebranding of the keys or anything.

I could go on and on how impressive this game is. It's a recommendation i suggest you get it.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Destroy stuff.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Steam sale, it's all so cheap!
(gets game)
Ah, download is over, time to play!
(plays game)
This was fun, let's look at the revie-
(Red Faction Guerrilla -85% off)
...
...
[screaming internally]

10/10 Should have prayed longer for Gaben before buying.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
A pretty good sandbox game, with a mediocre The-Moon-Is-A-Harsh-Mistress-esque story. The really interesting thing about this game is that you are essentially a terrorist fighting the powers that be: the EDF. I, at least, would constantly go around with bombs strapped to my vehicle with a specific target in mind. Success wasn't surviving the attack; it was destroying the target. Even on medium difficulty, when the EDF came in force, it is very hard to survive long. I would have liked this game to be a conversation on terrorism and guerrilla warfare for a good, but extreme, cause. The ambivalence of destroying a civilian structure that probably-- but not certainly-- was a base of operations for the enemy would have been wonderful, and would have made this into a great game. Instead it is a ham-fisted, "the EDF are killing innocent civilians, they are evil tyrants, you must stop them" kind of a deal.

Anyway, this open-world, physics-based third person shooter is a fun diversion and it's worth the twenty dollars they're asking. And, yes, seeing that building stand for a split second after most of its supports have been destroyed, then seeing crumble absolutely is one of the most satisfying experiences in video games.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
You fight for your peoples freedom exploding their houses and killing everyone.
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